Laurence Broderick

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Laurence Broderick
Sculptor Laurence Broderick with his bronze Birmingham Bullring Bull sculpture.jpg
Broderick with The Bull
Born 1935 (age 78–79)
Bristol, England
Nationality British
Education Bembridge School
Alma mater
Occupation Sculptor

Laurence Broderick, ARBS, FRSA, is a British sculptor.[1] His best known work is 'The Bull', a public sculpture erected in 2003 at the Bull Ring, Birmingham.[1] His work consists largely of figurative carvings in stone and editions in bronze.

He is predominantly a stone carver, working with many types of stone including: Marble, Alabaster, Soapstone, Hopton Wood and Ancaster Limestone. He also models in clay, plasticine, plaster and wax for casting into bronze.

Early life[edit]

Broderick was born in Bristol, in the west of England in 1935, and attended Bembridge School on the Isle of Wight.

He studied painting, illustration and sculpture under Ray Millard and Geoffrey Deeley at the Regent Street Polytechnic from 1952–1957 and Sidney Harpley and Keith Godwin at the Hammersmith School of Art from 1964–1965.


Broderick began his artistic career as an historical and educational illustrator and painter. He taught Art at the Haberdashers' Aske's School in Cricklewood from 1959 and Elstree from 1961 and was Director of Art there from 1965–1981. He continued working as a freelance artist and sculptor throughout this period and became a full-time sculptor in 1981.

Broderick divides his time between studios on the Isle of Skye, in the Scottish Highlands and Cambridge, England. He is an Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

He is also joint president of the International Otter Survival Fund, a charity dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters in the UK and around the world.[1]

Commissions and Collections include[edit]

Leaping salmon, Chester Business Park


Group shows with the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Contemporary Portrait Society, Society of Wildlife Artists and the Royal West of England Academy.

Exhibitions in Scotland, England, Jersey, France, Monaco, Germany, USA and Canada.

Published Works[edit]

Works containing Broderick's illustrations:

  • Ports and Harbours. Macdonald Phoebus. 
  • Henry Purcell and his Times. Hamish Hamilton.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  • Uncle Matt's Mountain. New York St Martin's Press.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  • Persia The Immortal Kingdom. New York Graphic Society Publishers.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  • Everyday Life in Imperial Japan. Hippocrene Books Inc.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  • Everyday Life in Traditional Japan. Tuttle Publishing.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)


  1. ^ a b c d e Bourke, Fionnuala (2013-08-18). "Bully sculptor is raging over 'mean Bullring birthday snub - Birmingham Mail". Sunday Mercury. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  • de Laperriere, Charles Baile. Who's Who in Art. Hilmarton Manor Press. 
  • Dictionary of International Biography. International Biographical Centre. 

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